Christopher Smith

Neck Injury Hospitalizes Nebraska Player

Created on Mar. 19, 2014 10:27 PM EST

Nebraska center Ryne Reeves left the field on a stretcher during Wednesday's practice after suffering what reports describe as a neck injury.

Reeves never lost feeling in his extremities and the medical staff used extra precaution, coach Bo Pelini told a group of reporters.

"Any time you have pain in your neck, we're going to treat it with caution," Pelini said. "We think it's precautionary, but we're going to make sure they find out exactly what's going on. So we're going to treat that with a lot of caution. That's how it works."

Reeves' father was in attendance, according to the Lincoln Journal Star, and rode in the ambulance with his son.

The 6-foot-3, 300-pound junior has split first-team repetitions with senior Mark Pelini with the starting offense. Mark Pelini incidentally is Bo Pelini's nephew.

Though specific details were not available as of Wednesday night, initial reports sound optimistic that Reeves will be OK.

Nebraska is scheduled to stage a scrimmage Thursday night before taking a 10-day hiatus for spring break.

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